Repeat drug user gets five years behind bars

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SIBU: A 30-year-old man was ordered today to be put behind bars for five years by the Sessions Court for repeatedly consuming dangerous drugs.

Sessions Court judge Marutin Pagan also ordered the accused to be given one stroke of the rotan.

Gerald Chua Kah Cheah was charged with consuming amphetamine and methamphetamine at Narcotics Office, Sibu Central Police Station, Jalan Kampung Nyabor here at about 11.40am on Jan 10.

The offence is listed under Section 15(1)(a) of Dangerous Drug Act 1952 (Act 234) and punishable under Section 39C(1) of the same Act which provides for a jail term of between five and seven years as well as not more than three strokes of the rotan.

During the proceedings, the court was told that on Jan 10, Insp Suresh Segaran and his colleagues from the Narcotics Crime Department Sibu District Headquarters arrested the accused at the Sibu Central Police Station for suspected involvement in drug abuse activities.

An initial screening test of the accused’s urine found it contained drugs.

The urine specimen was then submitted to the Pathology Departmrent of Sarawak General Hospital for analysis.

The Pathology Department revealed that the urine specimen contained ampetamine and methamphetamine.

These types of drugs are listed in the First Schedule of Dangerous Drug Act 1952.

Based on the registry of criminals, the accused had three previous convictions under Section 15(1)(a) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,  for consuming dangerous drugs.

Therefore, the accused was punishable under Section 39(C)(1) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, the court was further told.

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